Review: Right-Hand Magic

Posted December 9, 2010 by Jen in 3 stars, Guest Review, Rating B, Urban Fantasy Tags: , ,

Right Hand Magic

Author: Nancy A. Collins
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Publisher: Roc
A Novel of Golgotham Book #1
ISBN: #978-0451463661
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): paperback (304 pgs), e-book
I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review.
From Goodreads:
Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can’t resist a good rental deal-even if it’s in the city’s strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.
Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe’s fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick…
GUEST REVIEW by Bells from Hanging with Bells:
After being told that the neighbors in her apartment building are complaining about her making too much noise as she is working, Tate has to find a new place to live.  She is a sculpture artist living in New York and has just broken up with her boyfriend.  She is ready for a change and decides to move to Golgotham.  Golgotham is a city within New York that is inhabited by all kinds of non-humans.  Tate’s new landlord is an alien by the name of Hexe.  He is a Kymerian and is a pretty interesting character.  He has purple hair, cat eyed pupils, and 6 fingers on each hand.   Tate eventually realizes that Hexe is someone she can trust and values any advice and help he can give her.  Hexe and his family have very interesting history which is slowly revealed throughout the book.    He practices Right Hand magic, which is good magic.  And as you can guess, Left Hand magic is dark.  Tate has much to learn about this new world and Hexe becomes her tour guide. 
It was interesting to learn about all the different members of many supernatural races throughout the book.  There is a lot of history between them and humans and most of it is not good.  Tate faces lots of challenges being human and living in their world.  We also get to see the flip side of that when Hexe and another friend Lukas come into the human world. 
I’m giving Right Hand Magic *3* Bells!

Although Right Hand Magic wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be, I’m interested enough to read the next book when it is released.  I also think there is more to Tate than meets the eye.  I’m curious to see if I’m right.  The author has given little clues here and there that make me think that Tate has more in common with her new supernatural friends than she thinks she does! 


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3 responses to “Review: Right-Hand Magic

  1. I like it when I see “book 1” of a series…makes me all excited. Not sure if this is for me though….nice review Ms. Bells!

  2. I’ve heard such mixed things about this one, I can’t decide if I want to read it or not. Thanks for the honest review